Saturday, 22 September 2007
What a start to the season! Hollywood superstar Christian Slater walks onto the Tubridy set to a rapturous welcome on the occasion of his first visit to Ireland. Tales from the west end and Hollywood follow as Christian and Ryan's chat builds to the climax that was a rousing rendition by Mr Slater of Frank's That's Life!
The beautiful and witty Sinéad Kelly was a new face for Irish television and we were delighted to have her on the show. Ryan and the studio audience were charmed by the hilarious stories from her hit website Overheard in Dublin which proved so popular that it was turned into a bestseller. The second book in the series Overheard In Dublin Again will be in the shops soon. Here's two of Sinead's favourites from the book : the tourists at the Phil Lynott statue who wanted a picture taken beside Michael Jackson! Or, the boasting mother who said that her son was living in a condom in the States. Didn't she mean condominium?
Oscar winner Neil Jordan was charming and modest as he discussed his No 1 box office hit The Brave One starring Jodie Foster, and the effect winning an Oscar had on his career. Neil gave us a wonderful insight into the making of a blockbuster in New York compared to working in Monaghan on Breakfast at Pluto. He also talked about the horrors of waiting for the premiere in Ireland, an occasion which he said makes him more nervous than the equivalent anywhere else.
Richard Hawley was the perfect musical intro for the show. An artist who's star has been steadily rising since his days with Pulp, he performed the single Tonight the Streets Are Ours from his highly acclaimed new album Lady's Bridge.